Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz has been given 48 cuts by the censor board despite getting an ‘A’ certificate and the actor says the abuses in the movie are justified to make the characters look authentic.
Directed by Kushan Nandy, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is a quirky story about a small-time contract killer (Nawazuddin). It has run into trouble with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has raised objections to the cuss words and some scenes in the film.
“When conditions (referring to CBFC rules) are such that you are scared to even improvise and say something wrong, that’s a scary situation to be in,” Nawazuddin told reporters here during a press conference.
The actor said in a film, characters will speak the language of the area as it makes them authentic.
“Sometimes abuses are added to give weight to the character and add a local flavour. The more local the film is, the more global it will be. If you washout films like this, then our outcome on the international platform will be zero,” he said.
The makers of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz are disappointed with the 48 cuts given by the CBFC and are even planning to approach the Tribunal.